Some of Greece’s best treasures are the quietest. Artisans who follow centuries-old traditions often don’t have the time or inclination to promote their wares. One of these artists is Danos, on the Skopelos island of Greece. He sinks hundreds of hours into handcrafting and designing elaborate wooden model ships, and responses from him take patience. But the stunning quality of his artwork is worth the wait. Wooden model ships range from about $1,300 to $42,000. http://www.sailingships.altervista.org
The ancient Greek god Zeus is the ultimate protector, watching over humans and fathering fellow gods. Who better to guard your best friend? The Zeus collection of Love Paw pet ID tags is handcrafted in Greece from sterling silver into a solid bone shape with a glass bead in the shape of a good-luck eye. Zeus pet ID tag, $85. http://www.thelovepawco.com
The best travel mementos are as practical as they are beautiful. Hand-painted and crafted Sifnos Stoneware looks like treasured heirlooms but is durable enough for modern life. The serving ware, cooking ware, bowls, mugs and accessories are able to go in the oven, the microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Greek artists create their own lead-free glazes in hues clearly inspired by their landscape. Square Vase, about $60. http://www.sifnosstoneware.com/catalog
Keimylion is Greek for “heirloom,” making it the perfect moniker for a company that creates artisan jewelry following a 3,000-year tradition. The ornate carvings and use of stones evokes the Byzantine era while being just as stunning with current haute couture. Carved 18-karat gold and sterling silver pendant, $1,100. http://keimylion.com
As more destinations around the globe reopen to travelers, we are ready to get back to one of our favorite activities. Join us over the next several weeks as we take you to places around the world saying #WelcomeBacktoTravel. Take a visual journey through New York’s Finger Lakes region with us.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Hawaii Governor David Ige delayed the end of Hawai’i's pre-travel testing program from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1. All travelers visiting Hawai’i will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, now in place until Sept. 1, even if travelers take a COVID-19 test.
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
Flanked by the ski resort-studded Balkan Mountains and situated directly downwind from the fragrant pine forests of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia’s gorgeous landscape and strategic location between Asia and Europe put it at a crossroads where business and pleasure intermingle effortlessly. In recent years Bulgaria’s capital city has ranked as one of the top 10 best places in the world for startup businesses, and the onslaught of new tax exemptions for businesses looking to invest in the country make it an attractive option for many corporations to begin operations within the city.
Yonder, a reimagined outdoor lodging and camping experience in southern Utah, is set to open Sept. 1. Located on scenic Highway 12 on the grounds of an old drive-in movie theater, Yonder will boast 10 custom Airstreams, 22 modern cabins and 67 RV camping sites. The property also features 2,000 square feet of communal space, with a clubhouse and bathhouse, general store, “drive-in” movie theater, resort pool, hot tub and bonfire pits.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Andaz West Hollywood launched its Andaz WeHo Extended Stay Program, available through Dec. 31. Available for $179 per night, the offer includes a waived destination fee; automatic upgrade to a deluxe room; pet-friendly (dogs only) for one-time $100 fee; a discounted parking rate of $15 per day or $300 monthly; 15 percent off food and beverage; 15 percent off normal laundry service; Keurig coffeemaker and supplies in room; complimentary bottled water, orange juice and dry snacks in the lobby; Chromecast for streaming services at no additional charge; complimentary local calls and HSIA; a refrigerator; and a microwave available upon request in advance. A minimum stay of 14 consecutive days is required; the maximum stay is 120 consecutive days.